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Redefining Possible VIP Event Celebrates the Human Spirit

August 31, 2015

On August 28, 2015 we kicked off our Redefining Possible portrait series with a VIP reception at The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver, where we had the privilege to honor the twelve people who are featured in this groundbreaking project. We celebrated everything that is Craig Hospital - it's people, their stories, their successes, challenges, struggles, and triumphs. We celebrated the human spirit.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who helped to make this project a success, and who came out to celebrate our remarkable portrait series. This project aims to raise awareness about the reality of spinal cord and brain injury, but most importantly, to help motivate and inspire those people who are facing the toughest days ahead of them after injury. It's stories like these that inspire us to do what we do every day.

We hope you enjoy scrolling through the "red carpet" event photos below!

The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver will exhibit Redefining Possible, a groundbreaking portrait series featuring portraits of twelve people who are living with spinal cord or brain injury, by Pulitzer Prize-winning photography Barry Gutierrez. The exhibition will be on display from August 29, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

The innovative portrait series features twelve people who have made remarkable strides after a catastrophic injury or illness. Craig Hospital and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez created the Redefining Possible portrait series to showcase the power of the human spirit. Barry Gutierrez is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and commercial photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His photography ranges from photojournalism to portraiture. He has done portraits of a number of presidents, including Barack Obama.

The opening of the exhibition coincides with the opening of a new exhibition space at The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver. In 2015, the University of Colorado received its largest real estate donation in the institution’s history—the donation of The Wildlife Experience facility. In August 2015, the university will complete renovations to the southwestern wing of the building, which houses a gallery, gift shop, concession stand and theatre. CU South Denver continues to offer community events, including the Redefining Possible exhibit, while also offering higher education courses.